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University Bulletin^ Series 8y No. /.
Botanical Series No. 24.
Ohio Mycological bulletin No. 11
W. A. Keller man, Ph.D., Ohio State Uni'versity,
Columbus, Ohio, November 20, 1903.
End of Volume I. — With the current issue, accompanied by title-
page and index (Bulletin No. 12), the first year of publication of the
Ohio Mycological Bulletin is brought to a close. Started as a mere ex-
Fig. 45. Len-ti'-nus vul-pi'-nus. This was kindly identified by Professor Morgan^
who calls attention to the inaccuracies in descriptions by botanists and remarks that
it is an "uncertain species anyway." All of the species belonging to Len-ti'-nus
are leathery or tough, or if fleshy, hardened when mature. The elegant specimens
from which the cut was made were found on a log in moist woods near Columbus,
Entered as Second Class Matter, Post-office at Columbus, O.
42 Ohio Afycological Bulletin No. ii.
periment and for the pleasure and benefit of a few persons, it has grown
into a periodical of considerable popular interest — the large, mostly
unsolicited membership, perhaps, warranting such a statement. The text
offered, no less than the syl-lab-i-fi-ca'-tion and ac-cen-tu-a'-tion used,
has undoubtedly justified the claim that this Leaflet is primarily intended
for children in years and children in knowledge. It is hoped that the
numerous pictures of mushrooms have afforded both pleasure and profit.
Hearty thanks are extended to all who have taken interest in this mat-
ter, and special obligations are again expressed for the numerous spec-
imens, notes, sketches, and photographs kindly sent to the editor. A
special request is made that all subscribers forward at once the fee, ten
cents, for the Bulletin for 1904. No. 13 (first number for 1904), will be
sent out during January or early in February. It would be much appre-
ciated if members would kindly send subscriptions for some of their
friends, or take opportunity to call attention to the Bulletin. The fre-
quency of issue during the year will depend on the financial receipts —
^nd let us hope that two copies a month may appear during the Spring and
Fall, when mushrooms more conspicuously abound.
Membership of the Ohio Mycological Club. — The list of members
the current year reached the surprising number of seven hundred sixty-
iive. An inspection of the published lists reveals the fact that equal
interest in mushrooms is to be credited to children, pupils, teachers, stu-
dents, amateurs, professional botanists and mycologists. It will be a re-
ciprocal benefit if the roll of members is largely increased for next year.
The experience of some of the high school teachers warrants a special
suggestion that classes in botany can advantageously devote a portion of
time to the higher fungi and that the Bulletin would be a material aid.
Back Numbers of The Bulletin. — It is most unfortunate that a
considerable demand for this Leaflet could not have been foreseen. Prac-
tically all of the first Numbers are exhausted. The price of the few com-
plete copies of Volume I must be placed at 50 cents — the proceeds to
apply on Bulletins for next year. A larger edition will be issued hereafter.
Portrait of an Eminent Mycologist. — It is with special pleasure
that I print as a worthy frontispiece to Volume I, a portrait of Professor
Charles H. Peck, of Albany, New York, to whom, far above all others,
we owe our extensive knowledge of the Mushrooms of the United States.
His numerous illustrated reports as State Botanist of New York are as
admirable as useful. It is fortunate that some of them are now placed
on sale by Mr. Fred. J. H. Merrill, Director of the New York State
Museum, Albany, N. Y.
MEMBERS OF THE OHIO MYCOLOGICAL CLUB — ELT^-VENTH LIST
Russell F. Balthes, (St. Louis, Mo.) J. G. Eastham, (Cincinnati.)
O. W. Barrett, (Mayaguez, Porto Rico.) F. E. Elliott, (Cincinnati.)
Garl W. Beane, (Cincinnati.) R. A. Elliott, (Cincinnati.)
V. L. Bell, (Cincinnati.) A. L. Faler, (Cincinnati.)
H. B. Boram, (Cincinnati.) G. W. Greggs, (Canadaigua, N. Y.)
M. F. Bettencourt, (Cincinnati.) Myron Hanna, (Cincinnati.)
Miss P. M. Bender, (Cincinnati.) M. V. Hazen, (Titusville, Penn.)
E. R. Blough, (Cincinnati.) Dr. Charles Hoyt, (Chillicothe.)
J. L. Bowles, (Cincinnati.) Miss Ella Hutchinson, (Ashland, Nebr.)
J. T. Bowman, (Cincinnati.) A. C. Jenner, (Cincinnati.)
S. W. Bradstreet, Jr., (Cincinnati.) P. L. Jones, (Bellevue, Ky.)
S. A. Brown, (Cincinnati.) J. D. Keyser, (Cincinnati.)
E. J. Buten, (Cincinnati.) H. O. Kingsley, (Cincinnati.)
<:Jeorge H. Candlin, (Cincinnati.) Miss Elizabeth Kitzmiller, (Canton.)
Edith T. Cline, (DePauw University.) H. A. Kling, (Cincinnati.)
A. W. Cloud, (Canton.) C. Kyser, (Grenola, Kan.)
U. C. Coe, (Cincinnati.) Miss Reppa Larimore, (Chillicothe.)
T. F. Collins, (Valant, Penn.) Ernest O. Leighley, (Baltimore, Md.)
H. A. Conner, (Cincinnati.) Geo. R. Lyman, (Hanover, N. H.)
E. K. Conrad, (Cincinnati.) A. C. Manning, (Philadelphia, Pa.)
M. A. Cooper, (Cincinnati.) P. M. Marshall, (Cincinnati.)
Miss Elizabeth Cox, (Canton.) Ira N. Martin, (Cincinnati.)
Miss Emma C. Cummings, (Brookline, M. W. Meadows, (Cincinnati.)
Mass.) Elmer Miller, (Cincinnati.)
A. A. Dewey, (Cincinnati.) Dr. W. S. Moffatt, (Chicago, 111.)
J. C. Dickinson, (Cincinnati.) E. A. North, (Cold Springs, Ky.)
Chas. D. Duncan, (Chillicothe.) Mrs. J. F. Osborn, (Cincinnati.)
Ohio Myoclogical Bulletin No. ii.
Fig. 46. Po-lyp'-o-rus rad-i-ca'-tus. Root Polypore. This is a fleshy-tough plant,
with a stem (called stipe) ec-cen-tric, that is, not attached to the center of the
cap. The majority of the commoner Polypores are "shelf-fungi" — not having a
stem, but attached directly to sides of tree trunks, stumps and logs. Figs. 39, 40,
41 and 43 are illustrations of such forms: they are hard leathery or woody plants.
The Po-lyp'-o-rus rad-i-ca'-tus has a long, tapering rootlike stem, black below.
Morgan says: "I find this plant, as Berkeley says, of various sizes, from the small
plant which Schweinitz describes, to five inches or more across with the stipe six
inches or more in length; the long, tapering stipe penetrates the earth to a depth
of several inches, the tip being always attached to some portion of an old root.
The pileus is brown or blackish." The cut, original with Prof. H. Garman, was
used first in Bulletin No. 96, Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station.
Ohio Afvcolog^ical Bulletin No. ii.
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Fig. 47. Hyd'-num pul-cher'-ri-mum. Professor Morgan, to whom a sample was
sent, says: **lt is a very fine specimen! It is usually quite irregular and mostly
resupinate." The Latin specific name means most beautiful. The descriptive word
re-su'-pi-nate means applied directly to the log or sub-stratum, the spine-surface
only snowing. The upper figure showing the lower surface of the fungus is con-
siderably reduced; the lower is a section from same specimen. Photograph from
specimens collected at Columbus, Ohio.
Putnam, (Boston, Mass.)
Vance T. Reynolds, (Port Union.)
A. E. Rhein, (Cincinnati.)
Miss Edna Richards, (Salem.)
J. Melvin Richards, (Bethesda.)
Miss Eva A. Roach, (Chillicothe.)
Miss Caroline Roberts, (Baltimore, Md.)
Willis H. Ropes, (Salem, Mass.)
J. Melvin Richards, (Bethesda.)
J. Saxton, (Cincinnati.)
William Schilder, (Chillicothe.)
J. C. Shafer, (Cincinnati.)
FROM PAGE 42.)
S. L. Shumo, (Philadelphia, Pa.)
T. T. Sidener, (Cincinnati.)
Robert J. Sim, (Jefferson.)
Miss Minnnie M. Simon, (Baltimore^
F. M. Sponseller, (Cincinnati.)
Miss Edna StauflFer, (Chillicothe.)
J. N. Thiel, (Cincinnati.)
F. W. Vance, (Cincinnati.)
Byron Van Horn, (Cincinnati.)
H. E. Warner, (U. S. Dept. Interior,
Bureau of Pensions.)
Harry R. Werner, (Thomas, W. Va.)
(ieo. D. Whitacre, (Springfield.)
Alex E. Wright, (Wellesley Hills, Mass.)
(Gardner W. Wood, (New York, N. Y.)
G. F. C. Yost, (Cincinnati.)
The Ohio Mycoloolcal Bulletin Is issued from time to time and sent to all members of the
Ohio M][coloj[ical Club. All eligible to membership who are interested In Nature or the Bul-
letin. Fee, u) cents.